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As the World Turns
By Danny J. Bakewell Jr. (Contributing Editor)
Published September 17, 2009

As the World Turns


This has been a very interesting week. First off, it is the first full week without our old managing editor Ken Miller. So now me and Interim Managing Editor, Yussef Simmonds are working on finding our rhythm now that Ken is no longer here. Things have gone very smoothly, but like anything else a new rhythm is a new rhythm and you have to get use to it.

Then there is OUR President and health care reform. This should be all anyone is talking about, and we should all be working to support President Obama to get this initiative passed. But no, the majority of news time has been taken up dealing with the racist idiot from South Carolina who yelled out in the middle of the President’s speech. How disrespectful was that? If a Black Congressperson would have
done that to any of the previous presidents (who just all happened to be White) they would have tried to run him out of town on a rail. But now everyone wants to paint this guy as not being a racist or saying race had nothing to do with the statement. But, like we all know, race has everything to do with everything in this country. Barack Obama is the President of the United States, the highest office in the land and he is the most Powerful man in the World. He should never be disrespected like that if for nothing else but because he is our president. But Congressman Joe Wilson from South Carolina in his mind thought that no Black man deserves that much respect even if he is the President.

Then after we had to deal with that issue, we now have to deal with Kanye West. What was he thinking about? While opinions certainly may vary on who had the best video, what made him think BeyoncŽ needed defending and why did he feel it was necessary for him to step in and help out? Bad move Kanye.

Now that all of the distractions are over, can we please get back to the

important stuff like passing real health care reform, getting the State of California back on track with some money and making sure the USC Trojan Football team doesn’t slip up and lose to some sub-par team like they’ve done the last two years (Oregon State and Stanford…… ouch).

So now I really need your input. I need to hear from you now more than ever. I need to know what is going on in our community. I also need to know what other stories we need to tell, and what is on your mind. I really do want to hear from you, I want you to “Talk to Danny.”

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